I would like to be prepared for X.

How can this sentence be improved to use active voice?

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    I'm not sure it's truly passive. If it means "I would like someone to prepare me for X," I'd call that passive, but "prepared" as the object of "be" could, I think, be a predicate adjective. Change "prepared" to "ready" and you'll see how "prepared" could be an adjective, rather than a passive verb, in this case.
    – Literalman
    Feb 6, 2019 at 16:53
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    ... correcting passive voice? Feb 6, 2019 at 18:53
  • According to various grammar-based software (grammarly, microsoft) the phrase is passive and not active. I disagree that my answer was deleted and hope it will be undeleted as it is both a valid answer and accurate. Also, according to what I've read, the phrase I would like someone to prepare me for X is not passive (again, according to software); though I'm interested to learn more.
    – BotNet
    Feb 26, 2019 at 19:57

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I would like to prepare for X.

I don't know if the above is correct, but this occurred to me immediately after posing my question (active voice is a challenge as passive voice comes more naturally to me).

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